In this writer’s opinion, this row is inconsequential.
It doesn’t matter if the next UK prime minister is a mother or not – she’ll definitely be a nasty piece of work.
Andrea Leadsom has apologised to Theresa May after she was accused of suggesting being a mother made her a better candidate for prime minister.
The energy minister told the Daily Telegraph: “I’ve already said to Theresa how very sorry I am for any hurt I have caused.”
The row broke out after Mrs Leadsom said having children meant she had “a very real stake” in Britain’s future.
She later said having children had “no bearing on the ability to be PM”.
Mrs Leadsom made her original comments during an interview in the Times, in which she discussed her bid to become the next leader of the Conservative Party, and therefore the UK’s next prime minister.
The article quoted Mrs Leadsom as saying Mrs May, the home secretary who is her opponent in the leadership race, “possibly has nieces, nephews, lots of people.
“But I have children who are going to have children who will directly be part of what happens next”.
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